by C Michael PattonDecember 18th, 2012 Be First to Comment
It’s that time of year again. The time when many ministries call upon you and make their case for your year-end support. So many ministries, like ours, rely on this time of year to replenish their budget and plan for the future. There are so many good ministries out there. But, being the President of Credo House/Reclaiming the Mind Ministries, it is my job to make a case for this ministry being worthy of your support. Let me give you three reasons to give to Credo House Ministries:
1. I believe in our ministry.
This may sound silly. Of course, I am suppose to believe in our ministry. But you must understand, I am very timid about supporting something like this. Why? Because I am the one who started it. It scares me to death to ask for money for something I have such a founding stock in. But over the last six years, Credo House Ministries has grown so much. This does not mean that God is behind it. Lots of things grow in the flesh. However, I am very confident that the Lord is leading the way and it is HIS footprint being made through us. Please know that I kid you not when I say I truly believe in this ministry.
2. We are doing something different
It is easy to do the same thing. It is easy to follow in the footsteps of others. It is easy to throw rocks at the problems of Evangelical education, theological knowledge, and discipleship. It is hard to do something different. This ministry is different. We do everything we can to remain passionate and at the same time balanced in all that we do.
Last year we officially opened a theological coffee shop. A theological coffee shop! And you know what? It has worked. Hundreds of people enter in through the doors each week and saturate themselves in a world they never knew existed. This world does not merely replenish their caffeine, but it replenishes their faith. In everything we do, we are committed to thinking outside the box, creatively pioneering a way to make a difference in a world that so desperately needs to trust Christ.
3. We are not going to stop
Many of you know that we are a young ministry. But it should be evident by now that we are not a “flash in the pan.” It all started on a Saturday morning in 2001 where twelve singles met with me on the second floor of Stonebriar Community Church where I was pastoring. I did not know if anyone would show up. After all, I was teaching theological Prolegomena!! Today, we have thousands of churches using our curriculum and the Credo House is overflowing with eager students who want to learn why they believe what they believe. I am where God has chosen me to be and I, with God’s help, don’t plan on stopping.
These three reasons are nice and neat. However, they don’t amount to much without your partnership. We need your hands to hold us up through your financial gifts. If you believe in Credo House Ministries, please consider us for your year-end giving.
(And please tolerate us as you will be seeing a post every few days making a case for our ministry)
President, Credo House/Reclaiming the Mind Ministries
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- LAST DAY: End-of-Year Giving Campaign
- Year End Giving Challenge
- End-of-Year Campaign: Update #1 from our Executive Director
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